Skyfall, Adele’s latest single and theme track for the 23rd James Bond Film is breaking iTunes history. The combined creative genius between the world’s favorite 24 year old pop sensation and England’s finest producer/songwriter/performer Paul Epworth officially touched down on October 4, 2012 at 7:07 p.m. Via the world’s musical downloading great, Skyfall secured new heights within hours while many of us were asleep. By morning, the single soared to the Number 1 spot on U.K. charts and many expect the trend to spread internationally.
For many, Skyfall is a welcome addition and worthy wait Adele’s discography. The worthy wait for this single reminds us that even as the singer pauses her career to focus upon her personal life, Per latest reviews, this Abbey Road Studios production complete with orchestrations by J.A.C. Redford is “haunting,” “soulful,” “sweeping” and “rich.” Adele has described the song as “one of the proudest moments of my life.” Others have panned the tune, despite instantaneous commercial success, rendering Skyfall “sleepy,” “passionless,” and “enjoyable enough.”
Regardless of opinion, Skyfall is worth a listen. Plus this record breaker is predicted to be the fastest Number 1 song in the entire history of iTunes. As a bonus, it’s affordable too...with the track priced at $1.29. Plus the track is part of a momentous soundtrack commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the 007 and featuring work by Thomas Newman of The Shawshank Redemption, American Beauty, and The Green Mile fame. The Skyfall album in its entirety is marked for its highly anticipated debut on or around October 22, 2012.
In the meantime, we all can be thankful that the world’s favorite-soon-to-be-mama has quickly reminded all of us how much we love our favorite 007 Agents. Plus we’ve missed Adele. It’s been a long year since the 2011 release of 21.
Listen for yourself and tell us what you think!